A minimalist documentary about the massive studio and art practice of Anselm Kiefer. Without narration the film explores the large spaces of installations in the south of France and then we see Kiefer and others working on the works that are around the space. Combining non-traditional materials and outside and inside buildings we see the process that creates strange objects filled with meaning.
Visually stunning with a 50s sensibility and pitch perfect performances, direction, and writing that make the film feel like it was made in the 50s. Assured and confident, it creates an immersive world surrounding memorable characters and allows us to spend time with them. Superb filmmaking that shows what is possible with skill and confidence.
A fun superhero film with a strong woman at the center of it all. Seeing it in a theatre with an enthusiastic audience that included many women who were very appreciative made it so much more enjoyable. Patty Jenkins skillfully directs the strong cast in the more human and lighter parts of the film which elevate it above the speed-ramped CGI jumping and hitting is now standard in superhero films. Jenkins infuses the film with heart, humanity, and fun making it an inspiring and notable exception to the sad and serious world of contemporary superheroes.